Woman dies in house fire in Akron


AKRON — A woman has died following a Saturday evening house fire in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood, east of downtown, officials say.

The blaze broke out about 7:20 p.m. Saturday on the 600 block of Crouse Street, south of East Exchange Street, an Akron fire department news release states. Fire crews learned upon arrival that a person was trapped inside.

Firefighters quickly found the woman and pulled her from the house, the release states. The house fire was under control within 20 minutes of crews arriving.

The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she died early Sunday, a separate release from the fire department states. Her identity has not been publicly released by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

It’s currently unclear what started the fatal fire, the release says.

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